Climbs 256
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 300m a.s.l
Faces SW

Peter 'pencil in another problem' phillips strikes again... © peterp

Crag features

Originally included in the North of England Guide (by Stew Wilson and Ron Kenyon) based on details in October 1964 Climber magazine - because YMC did not think it was worth including in the grit guide (back in prehistoric times)

Then in YMC grit guide and second edition of North of England guide and also in North East England selective guide. New NE England guide coming out sometime soon.

As a crag it was a bit small in stature but as a bouldering venue it is brilliant - as its recent prominence has shown. It was amazing who had climbed there even before the current publicity - even saw the great John Allen there one day.

Approach notes

Due to the new popularity of the crag important to follow access details and park responsibly. Road up valley is narrow but look for the parking and a few hundred yards walking (if necessary) shouldn't do any harm - and will help the access situation.

Guidebooks

Northern England

The book is a selected route and crag guide although it still manages to pack over 2350 routes between its covers, spread across 44 crags. The main focus is on routes of all grades from Moderate to E9, but the best bouldering is also described.
More info
Grades need updating to the new guide. Especially the rediculous trad graded boulder problems...
Smelly Fox - 13/Dec/14
Superb rock quality.
glaramara - 25/Oct/14
Link to useful topo http://www.yorkshiregrit.com/yg/topo/slipstones.pdf
Ian Broome - 11/Dec/11
Why are so many of the routes which are clearly boulder problems (e.g. lay-by, slanting flake etc.) still given route grades? It's not the 1980's. I understand for the borderline height ones, but not for 3m high... please could the crag mod sort this out
lukehodson - 06/Sep/10
good place but someone has broken slanted crack hs 4b and now its a little harder to do
insert - 19/Jun/08
outstanding crag, something for everyone, can be VERY windy at times. had a thoroughly enjoyable day there. a really good place to push your grade, but take a mat and some big mates!
rain dog... - 27/Sep/04
wide variety of excellent problems and routes for most ranges and nice setting what more dop you need.
jas wood - 30/Apr/04
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Buttress 1 - Far Left Buttress 
2ExtremitiesE1 5c 64
3Paul's Arete Left SideE1 6a *17
4Paul's Arete Right Handf5 5b ***140
5Steve's WallE1 5b **123
6Heather CrackD 118
7Heather Wallf4 12
8Heather Wall Right Handf2+ 24
 Buttress 2 - Escalator Wall 
10Roofed CornerD 131
11Little Aretef4 16
12Little CornerD 109
13Fingercrack cornerVD *19
14Overhanging CrackVD 179
15Undercut Double CrackHS 4b *197
16Ginger BadgerHVS 5b 28
17Not So Tight ChimneyHVD *165
18Breakwind AreteHVS 5c 56
19Space TruckinE1 5b *68
20EscalatorHVS 5b **175
21DiminuendoHVS 5c *13
22Mantelshelf CrackVD 212
23Rouges GalleryVS 5a 6
24StaircaseM *176
25Mantelshelf Wall
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VS 4c 99
26Cold Wall
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VS 4c 63
27Hole in the Wall
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HS 4b 80
 Buttress 3 - Beldin Block 
29Left Edge
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f2+ 84
30Inside Left
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S 4a 59
31Old Corner
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VD 137
32Petch's GrooveS 4a 180
33Groove Eliminate
-
HS 4b 60
34Twenty Foot CrackVD 247
35North Wall
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HVS 5b 50
36OffspringHVS 5c 15
37Tranmire AreteS 4a **325
38Tranmire CrackVS 4c 116
39Jenny Binks WallVS 5a *77
40TwixtHVS 5a 10
41Easy PickingsVS 4c **96
42The HandrailHVS 5a 3
43West face eliminateE2 6a 6
44Low Level Traversef6B+ **1
45Beldin DirectHVS 5b *19
46Beldin VariationE1 5b *15
47BeldinHVS 5b ***61
48Original RouteHVS 5a ***109
49gollinglithE2 5c *66
50TachyonE2 5c **10
51ZoomHVS 5c ***100
52AtomicE3 6b *38
53Atomic Right-HandE3 6b *1
54Barnley CrackS 4a *145
55Barnley WallHS 4b *111
56Ulfers CrackVD *111
 Buttress 4 - Wise Crack 
58Forever OnwardE1 5b 21
59Timeless DivideE2 6a 23
60Timeless Divide Startf6A+ 22
61Timeless Divide - Right Handf6C **23
62Agretef6B 22
63Agra Directf5+ 5c *27
64AgraHVS 5b ***103
65Agra Right HandHVS 5b 6
66Agra Variation (Whimps Finish)VS 4b 20
67Narrow MarginE2 6a 1
68WisecrackE1 6a ***37
69Wisecrack Direct Startf6C 6a *19
70Wisecrack Superdirectf7B 19
71Alan's AreteVS 4c 34
72Mark Turner's Rockover
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VS 5a 16
73Shine OnVD 166
74Hendo's 4c RockoverV1 2
75Mantel OnS 4b 150
76Groove On
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f3 123
 Buttress 5 - Bait 
78Wall Climb
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D 93
79Block AreteHS 4b *72
80Beta BlockerE1 5b *15
81ImpregnableE2 6a **17
82Get NervousE2 5c 2
83Chockstone OverhangHS 4b 35
 Buttress 6 - Squawks 
85Self Suicidef7B+ *17
86Squawk's AreteHVS 5b *17
87Undercut Flake VariationsHS 4b *43
88Undercut FlakeHS 4b **207
89TiltHVS 5a 8
90Flakeout AreteHVS 5a *18
91Dark CleftVD 37
92Face to Face
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VS 4b 6
 Buttress 7 - Sevens & Eights 
94Forever YoungE2 6a 3
95Seven Up - Variation Start
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E3 6a 9
96Seven UpE2 5c **34
97Direct Finish (to Seven Up)E3 6a 3
98FuserS 4a 102
99Tony's TormentHVS 6a 19
100Ian's Irritationf6B+ 2
101Wedge Down CrackHS 4b 57
 Buttress 8 - Sevens & Eights 
103Thingumy In ThirskE3 6a *10
104Dennis In DarloE1 5c **67
105Barren WasteE2 5c 16
106Easy GrooveD 105
107Edge RouteM 105
 Buttress 9 - Inconsequential Wall 
109Inconsequential Traversenone 5c 7
110Little Arete
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VD 47
111Roofed Chimney
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M 42
112Awkward Finish
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D 47
113Staircase Mantel
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D 39
 Buttress 10 - Sowden 
115Low Level TraverseHVS 5b 3
116Chris CrossE1 5c 1
117Left Arete
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VD 57
118Frank's Wall
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D 23
119Scratch and Go
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VD 24
120Right Arete
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VD 63
121Problem Wall
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HVS 5b 6
122Left WallVD *74
123Sowden left handE1 5b *16
124SowdenHVS 5a **74
125SinbadE3 6b *8
126Space plucksE3 6a *8
127ForthrightE2 5c *7
128Dixon's DilemmaVS 4c 14
129Witton WallS 4b 36
 Buttress 11 - Lean Buttress 
131Half Way ChockstoneD 60
132Central Bay RouteVD 68
133PsycheHVS 5c 3
134Leany MeanyE1 5c *16
135KillerE4 6b 7
136RipperE1 6a ***86
137Ripper Right HandE3 6c 1
138CyclopsE2 5c * 
139UnforgivenE1 5c *1
140Emergency hatHS 5a/b 5
141The FoxHS 5b 4
 Buttress 12 - Marr's 
143Picnic WallD 82
144Cummin's Route
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HVS 5b 44
145Christopher RobinVS 4b *116
146Right Wall
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HVS 5c 42
147Marr's RouteVS 5a **81
148Da's RouteVS 5a 25
149ModeratorM 90
150Pa's RouteS 4b 110
151Gully Wall
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S 4b 40
152Little Gully
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M 49
 Buttress 13 - Left Twin 
154Friday The Thirteenthf5+ 6a 25
155sunday 20thf6B 6b *52
156Slipwayf6B 6a 9
 Buttress 13 - Right Twin 
158Siamese BridgeD 65
159Right Hand Twinf5+ 5c **142
160Leaning Wallf6C 6b *70
161Strictly Personalf6A 6a *38
162Brush Upf5 3
 Buttress 14 - The Deck 
164Pothole ChimneyD 29
165Jack's Young Ladf3+ 1
166Jack the LadHS 4b 64
167String VestHVS 6a 15
168Withering HeightsHVS 5c *17
169Aces High Left Hand
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VS 4c 10
170Aces HighVS 4c **160
171Aces High Right Hand
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S 4b 15
172TrumpsVS 4c *64
173Trumps Right HandHS 4b 63
 Buttress 15 - Ellingstring Buttress 
175Heather Wall
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D 93
176Itchy and ScratchyVD 111
177Pinnacle ChimneyD 148
178Two Startled SheepVS 5b 28
179Yaud WallVS 5a 131
180EllingstringVS 4c **191
181DiagonalVS 4c *183
182GymnastVS 5c 27
183FiddlesticksVS 5b 38
184GirgleVD 30
 Buttress 16 - Stainthorpe's Wall 
186Sweet SixteenVD 41
187FearbyVS 4b 86
188Alan's WallHVS 5a **58
189Stainthorpe's WallE1 5b *102
190Stainthorps Variation StartE1 5c *39
191Only SixteenE1 5b 23
192FascionationbyE2 5c 15
 Buttress 17 - Happy Daze 
194Jug Handle Pull UpVD 144
195Wall CentreVS 4c *138
196Happy DazeVS 4c 100
197Double MantleshelfVD 175
198Out on BailHVS 5c 32
199Right EdgeHVS 5c *73
 Buttress 18 - Worthless Buttress 
201Easy Mantleshelf
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D 29
202Right ArÍteVD 18
 Buttress 19 - Lay By 
204Rock OverVS 4c 56
205Hand TraverseD *88
206Lay-By Aretef7B+ ***25
207Lay-byHVS 6a 160
208Little Baldyf6C 6c *8
209Rock On Left-handf6A 6a *58
210Rock OnHVS 5c *83
211Rock OffHVS 5b 39
212All OffHVS 5a 49
 Buttress 20 - Overhanging Arete 
214Ten Foot ModerateM 119
215Ten Foot Aretef4 35
216Twenty SomethingVS 4c 126
217Overhanging Aretef5+ 6a *161
218Reason and Rowanf6A+ 6
219Flaky WallHS 4b 199
220Flakey Wall TraverseV5 **23
221Left WallHVD 80
222Two ChockstonesD 104
223Right OverhangD 52
 Lower Tier - Tea Party Slabs 
225Welcome WallVS 4b 272
226Stereo AndroidVS 4c 210
227Stereo Android Eliminatef6A 18
228Stereo Right HandS 129
229Tommy's Dilemma
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VD 375
230Gypsy WhamVD 326
231Tea Party SlabVS 5a 278
232Question of BalanceVS 5c 280
233Right Edge (II)VS 5b 229
 The Son - Middle Tier - (Steptoe & Son) 
235Son of a BitchHVS 5c 2
236Sidewinderf7A 6b 6
237Exocetf8A * 
238Stipulef7C 5
239Stipule (with jug on arete)f7A+ 9
240Curving CrackVS 4c 89
241Curving Crack Aretef5 5b 82
242Curving Crack Arete Sit Down Startf6A 93
 Steptoe - Middle Tier - (Steptoe & Son) 
244Bert WellsHVS 5b 46
245Centre Leftf5+ 5c 75
246SteptoeHVS 6a **79
247TiptoeVS 5a ***344
248Tiptoe right-handVS 5b *12
249Bridge Chimney
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D 35
250No Cheek, Dr LivingstoneVS 4b 12
251Shorty's Dilemma
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V3 14
 The Left Cheek - The Upper Tier 
253Stomach Traversenone amusin *37
254Bratt Pack
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VS 4c 35
255Play a long
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HVS 5b 14
256Wild Thing
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VS 4b 32
257Cunning Stunts
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V3 8
 The Right Cheek - Upper Tier 
259Micro Cornerf7A 6b **55
260Micro Coronaryf7B+ ** 
261Problem Arete
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VS 4c 83
262Slab and Mantelshelf
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M 36
263Left Arete (II)D 75
264Tea's Maidf3 1
265Goblin's Ear
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VD 109
266Goblins Theref4+ 1
 Buttress 22 - All the Twos 
2683.3 Metre SlabHS 4b 82
269Ten Foot SlabD 96
270Davies AreteV1 *22
271Davies Rampf6B 6a 46
272Simple Sallyf7A+ *37
273HoleshotV8 1
274Small DynoV3 *6
275Cypherf8B ***1
276Chockstone Pull UpD 102
 Sulky Little Boys 
278Supple Wallf6B 6b **40
279Sulky little boys left handV4 ** 
280Sulky Little Boysf7A+ ***63
281Sulky Little Boys DirectV8 ***4
282Slanting Flake -LHf5+ 5c *193
283Slanting FlakeHS 4b **398
284Everything CountsV9 1
 Unconfirmed 

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